Been trying for 2 hours..
I cloned this part and im trying to rotate it, but both parts rotate as you can see in the screenshot.
How do i just rotate the one part?
Is this the result you're looking for?
Have you tried Move Body and use the Rotate options?
yes they both spin togather
Could have just done a circular pattern?
I attached the file
Not sure what you mean circular pattern.
Bjorn means what is represented here:
SolidWorks Tutorials - How to model using the circular pattern tool - YouTube
Or Mirror the 1st instance ??
I need to spin it..
A mirror of the first would get the same result as rotating the second.
Nothing is working for me, because i dont know what im doing..
Don't give up.....you obviously got this far, so you are doing something right.
A really good place to start for new users is the built-in tutorials inside Solidworks.
I did not think it would be so hard to spin this simple part..
It's not - it is a rather simple operation. I would have mirrored the sketch rather then the feature..
Solidworks is a great tool once you being to understand its functions and limitations. It can be frustrating if you do not understand the tools and their intended use. I would recommend going through the tutorials in the help menu. I've been using SW for 17 years and am still learning new things.
I am curious, when you say "spin", we are all assuming that you mean you need the orientation to be relative to the centerline of the part, which a mirror or a circular pattern would accomplish (which would essentially spin your little body 180 degrees).
If, however, you are looking to rotate it some OTHER degree, then neither mirror (alone) nor circular pattern will work.
Before I go on, is this what you are trying to accomplish? The angle I have above can be any angle...
Never mind....I see that Glenn Schroeder has gotten it.
Yes thank you..
Can you tell me how you did it or did you use the mirror option they were talking about..
I attached the Part for you to look at, but I suppressed the feature that you used to create the body on the right, edited the feature to create the bodies to the left to un-merge them from the rest of the Part (creating separate bodies), and then mirrored the bodies (making sure to select Bodies to Mirror and not Features to Mirror) to create the ones on the right. After doing that you can use the Combine feature to re-combine all of them into one if you want. You should be able to click on all of the features I edited or created and choose the Edit icon to see what I did.
Thank you Glen..
As shown in the screen shot, he mirrored the feature. If you open the part Glenn attached you can drag the line at the bottom of the feature tree up to roll back the model and see how he created what he did.
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